2020 Heldt Prize Nominations
Deadline to apply: May 15, 2020
The Association for Women in Slavic Studies invites nominations for the 2020 competition for the Heldt Prizes, awarded for works of scholarship. To be eligible for nomination, all books and articles for the first three prize categories must be published between 15 April 2019 and 15 April 2020. Nominations for the 2020 prizes will be accepted for the following categories:
· Best book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies
· Best book by a woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian studies
· Best article in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian women's and gender studies
Instructions for nominating books. One may nominate individual books for more than one category, and more than one item for each category. In general, hard copy submissions are preferred over e-versions. The prizes will be awarded at the AWSS meeting at the ASEEES National Convention in Washington, DC in November 2020.
To nominate any work, please send or request that the publisher send one copy to each of the four members of the Prize committee by 15 May 2020. If you have any questions about the book prizes, please contact the book prize committee chair: Melissa Bokovoy at email@example.com
Research and Travel Awards for Graduate Students
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2020
The Institute for European Studies (EURO) will be awarding funds to IU graduate students to support research and/or conference participation related to any aspect of European politics, society, or culture, whether current or historical in scope. The average award will be $300-500, depending on demonstrated need and the pool of applicants.
Research funds may be used to conduct preliminary thesis or dissertation feasibility studies or to conduct research for a Master's thesis or dissertation. Funds may also be used to facilitate conference and workshop participation. While priority will be given to students pursuing an MA or doctoral minor in European Studies, all IU graduate students are welcome to apply. If funds are awarded, EURO will require a copy of any paper that is presented for documentation purposes and/or a commitment to present your research to an IU audience, if requested. EURO is happy to submit completed work to be archived at IUScholarWorks, however we do not wish to archive any work that has not yet been presented or published. If awarded, please acknowledge support from the Institute for European Studies at IU in papers, presentations, etc.
If you would like to be considered for a EURO graduate student award, please complete the Graduate Student Application which is located at our website https://euro.indiana.edu/opportunities/graduate-funding/grad-research-travel-awards.html. Please submit the following in a single PDF to Heather Duemling at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5:00 pm, April 1, 2020.
- One EURO RESEARCH and TRAVEL Awards graduate student application form.
- One letter of recommendation (preferably from the student's academic advisor). Letter should address the feasibility and value of the specific project for which the student is applying for aid.
- Current transcript of IU graduate work (unofficial transcript sufficient), and CV or resume.
- Itemized budget of expected expenditures.
- For research or internship: 1) an abstract of the thesis or dissertation proposal (if applicable) 2) a statement of 500 words or less describing educational goals, career interests, and plans. The statement should describe the project and the specific purposes for which aid is sought. It should also address how this activity will further the applicant's academic progress and ultimately help achieve career goals.
- For conference travel: an abstract of the paper and a copy of the conference program (or notification of the acceptance of the paper).
You may then submit your application to me at email@example.com no later than 5:00 pm, April 1, 2020. Awardees will be notified by 5:00 pm, April 10, 2020.
All travel which is funded by this cycle of EURO graduate student awards must be completed between May 1 - August 31, 2020. Please contact Frank Hess or myself if you have any questions.
Call for Translators, Copy Editors, Indexers - The Ukrainian Institute at Harvard University
The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is building a database of experienced translators, copy editors, and indexers to assist with publications projects on an as-needed basis.
Apply online at https://huri.harvard.edu/news/news-from-huri/370 to join our list of potential freelancers. Applicants must submit their resume, a list of relevant experience, and one or two samples of their work at the time of application.
• Ukrainian to English translators, preferably native English speakers • Copy editors with intimate knowledge of Ukrainian studies • Indexers who have prior experience preparing indices
Questions may be directed to Oleh Kotsyuba, Manager of Publications, at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
-About HURI's publishing program-
Established to fill a void in academic publishing, HURI’s publishing program produces award-winning resources of the highest caliber.
In addition to the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, the Institute publishes English translations of early Ukrainian literary monuments and a variety of monographs, including works of research and analysis, and comparative studies.
HURI’s monograph publications are available for purchase through Harvard University Press and Amazon, and Harvard Ukrainian Studies is available directly from the Institute. Contact us to receive a free catalog, or http://huri.harvard.edu/pubs.
Literature on war in Afghanistan?
We at the University of Pittsburgh are planning an international PEN event that will involve bringing together contemporary creative writers who have written (in English or translated into English) on war in Afghanistan. Although the dominant focus is on the US and Soviet wars, we are potentially interested in the broader late 20th century, including the Saur revolution (the so-called “Communist insurrection”) (1978); the Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989); the civil war (1989–92; 1992-96; and 1996-2001), and the US invasion (2001–present).
If you happen to know works (authors, titles) that could contribute to this project, I would be grateful if you could send information to me at email@example.com.